RCD is honored to announce that we were the recipient of the coveted 2014 People’s Choice Award for Interior Design at the IIDA’s annual IN Awards for our work on the Bullitt Foundation offices, which are located in the Bullitt Center (Seattle, Washington). The project was selected out of 73 entries from around the Pacific Northwest, which ranged from small commercial TIs to large institutional projects.
The Bullitt Center is striving for the first-ever Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification for an office building in the United States, so the interior finishes were subject to rigorous environmental standards. The result is a stylish, eco-friendly workplace that showcases the values of the Bullitt Foundation and reflects an urban aesthetic that is uniquely Seattle.
We were fortunate to work with some amazing vendors, who provided some truly innovative sustainable design features. Felt acoustic panels, made by BuzziSpace, were incorporated throughout the lobby and conference rooms, which helped to address acoustic concerns in functional and playful ways. Custom carpet tiles were manufactured by Interface and Mohawk.
London-based Anne Kyyro Quinn provided stunning bespoke wall-hung art pieces made of colorful felt, which also functioned as acoustic treatment in the central conference room.
The centerpiece of the main conference room is a spectacular slab wood table made by NK Build, a Seattle-based firm specializing in sustainable custom furniture. In order to adhere to the LBC requirements, NK Build used biodegradable, non-toxic, plant-based waxes and oils.
The reception area includes a beautiful live green wall made by Seattle-based Botanical Designs.
The success of this project came from a passionate client, design team and vendors working together under the mandated to create “something visually striking, stimulating, that captures the ethos of this building.” Sustainability has come a long way, and it’s great to see a growing number of companies that recognize the multiple benefits of Green Design in the workplace.